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9794949 Distributed rate allocation and collision detection in wireless networks  
A hybrid cellular and non-cellular multi-hop communication device, including a hand-held wireless device having one or more antennas, a cellular wireless interface connected to at least some of...
9793430 Heterojunction schottky gate bipolar transistor  
Certain embodiments of the present invention may be directed to a transistor structure. The transistor structure may include a semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor substrate may include a...
9791623 Multilevel leaky-mode resonant optical devices  
Multilevel leaky-mode optical elements, including reflectors, polarizers, and beamsplitters. Some of the elements have a plurality of spatially modulated periodic layers coupled to a substrate....
9790770 Determining performance data for hydrocarbon reservoirs using diffusive time of flight as the spatial coordinate  
The present disclosure provides a technique for determining performance data for hydrocarbon reservoirs using data storage, an output device and one or more processors. A heterogeneous...
9790495 Antisense antibacterial compounds and methods  
Provided are antisense morpholino oligomers targeted against bacterial virulence factors such as genes that contribute to antibiotic resistance or biofilm formation, or genes associated with fatty...
9790274 Monoclonal antibodies targeting EpCAM for detection of prostate cancer lymph node metastases  
Embodiments of the invention provide high affinity recombinant EpCAM-binding antibodies. Methods of using a such antibodies as imaging agents, diagnostics and therapeutics are also provided....
9790233 Compositions and methods of modulating 15-PGDH activity  
Compounds and methods of modulating 15-PGDH activity, modulating tissue prostaglandin levels, treating disease, diseases disorders, or conditions in which it is desired to modulate 15-PGDH...
9789444 Methods to enhance separation performance of metal-organic framework membranes  
A method produces a metal-organic framework on a surface of another metal-organic framework. One embodiment comprises contacting the first metal-organic framework with a ligand and solvent...
9789131 Compounds and methods for treating neurological and cardiovascular conditions  
The present invention relates to compounds and methods of use thereof for treatment of certain disorders and conditions, for example brain injuries such as stroke or traumatic brain injuries.
9789116 Compositions and methods of modulating short-chain dehydrogenase activity  
Compounds and methods of modulating 15-PGDH activity, modulating tissue prostaglandin levels, treating disease, diseases disorders, or conditions in which it is desired to modulate 15-PGDH...
9789096 Methods and compositions for selective and targeted cancer therapy  
Provided herein are methods and compositions for selective and targeted cancer therapy, in particular certain benzothiophenes, benzothiazoles, oxalamides, N-acyl ureas and chromones, and their use...
US20170292159 GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, METHODS OF DETECTION AND USES THEREOF  
The present invention provides compositions and methods based on genetic polymorphisms that are associated with cardiovascular diseases, particularly coronary heart disease (especially myocardial...
US20170292069 ENGINEERED FLUORESCENT NANODIAMOND  
Nanodiamonds are grown under conditions where diamond-like organic seed molecules do not decompose. This permits engineered growth of fluorescent nanodiamonds wherein a custom designed seed...
US20170292008 CONDUCTIVE SELF-HEALING NETWORK  
Disclosed herein are self-healing conductive network compositions. The networks can contain one or more conductive polymers and one or more supramolecular complexes. The supramolecular complex can...
US20170291895 GLS1 INHIBITORS FOR TREATING DISEASE  
Disclosed herein are compounds and compositions useful in the treatment of GLS1 mediated diseases, such as cancer, having the structure of Formula I: Methods of inhibition GLS1 activity in a human...
9784249 Coiled and non-coiled twisted nanofiber yarn torsional and tensile actuators  
Actuators (artificial muscles) comprising twist-spun nanofiber yarn or twist-inserted polymer fibers generate torsional and/or tensile actuation when powered electrically, photonically,...
9783729 Alkoxy carboxylate surfactants  
Provided herein are inter alia novel compositions and methods having application in a variety of fields including the field of enhanced oil recovery, the cleaning industry as well as groundwater...
9783550 Highly potent inhibitors of porcupine  
The present invention generally relates to protein signalling. In particular, compounds that inhibit the Wnt protein signalling pathway are disclosed. Such compounds may be used in the treatment...
9782726 Non-dispersive process for oil recovery  
A method of recovering one or more insoluble oils from a liquid source using one or more membrane or membrane contactors, comprising the steps of: pumping the liquid source comprising the one or...
9782399 Pharmaceutical compositions which inhibit FKBP52-mediated regulation of androgen receptor function and methods of using same  
Pharmaceutical compositions that bind to a predicted FK506 Binding Protein 52 (FKBP52) interaction surface on the androgen receptor hormone binding domain, otherwise known as FKBP52 Targeting...
9782351 Immunomodulation using spores and pollen grains  
The present invention includes compositions, methods of making and using the compositions for modulating the immune response in a subject by providing a vaccine composition having a pollen/spore...
US20170288437 NVB TRICKLE-CHARGER SYSTEM WITH BUILT-IN AUTO-DUMMY-LOAD USING SI-MOS-SUB-VTH MICRO-POWER PYROELECTRICITY  
Disclosed herein is a device, system, and method for a trickle charging system of non-inductive voltage boost (NVB) converter with built-in auto-dummy-load (ADL) for wide-range of charge storage...
US20170288301 ANISOTROPIC METAMATERIALS FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY  
An electromagnetic device includes: a first layer having a first material with a first dielectric constant, the first layer having a plurality of channels or holes filled with a second material...
US20170287583 IMPROVED METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR FABRICATION OF SUPERCONDUCTING WIRE  
The present disclosure relates generally to wires and more particularly to textured powder wires containing nanoscale metallic silver powder. The invention presents an improvement of the process...
US20170286858 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMULATION OF A QUANTUM COMPUTER  
A universal quantum computer may be emulated by a classical computing system that uses an electronic signal of bounded duration and amplitude to represent an arbitrary initial quantum state. The...
US20170284932 CAVITY ENHANCEMENT METHODS, SYSTEMS AND DEVICES, AND METHODS OF MEASURING SAME  
A system for increasing light throughput in cavity enhanced spectrometry, and a model for cavity enhanced absorption measurements are presented. The cavity has an entrance mirror, an opposed exit...
US20170283813 SYSTEMS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS FOR REDUCING LEVELS OF CANDIDATUS LIBERIBACTER SOLANACEARUM IN POTATO  
The present disclosure relates, in some embodiments, to a method of reducing levels of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (Lso) in a potato, the method including (a) transforming the potato with...
US20170283629 METAL-BASED INK FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS  
The present invention includes an ink and method of applying the ink on a surface, wherein the ink comprises metal particles, an organic stabilizer, and a solvent, and methods of making electronic...
US20170283509 BLOCKING MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO AGR2 AND ITS RECEPTOR C4.4A  
Provided herein are monoclonal antibodies that recognize, bind to, and block interactions of other molecules with AGR2 and C4.4A. Also provided herein are methods of using said antibodies to treat...
US20170283413 CANCER TREATMENT UTILIZING SP-141 TO BIND WITH MDM2 AND ACT AS AN INHIBITOR OF MDM2 EXPRESSION  
An SP-141 compound is a novel small molecule that can serve as a molecular-targeted chemotherapeutic agent. In one embodiment, the labeled compound can comprise SP-141, which comprises...
US20170282247 MODELING OF NANOPARTICLE AGGLOMERATION AND POWDER BED FORMATION IN MICROSCALE SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING SYSTEMS  
Exemplified microscale selective laser sintering (μ-SLS or micro-SLS) systems and methods facilitate modeling of the nanoparticle powder bed by simulating the interactions between particles during...
US20170281721 OCCIDIOFUNGIN FORMATIONS AND USES THEREOF  
Disclosed are occidiofungin formulations and uses thereof for the treatment of proliferative disorders, such as cancer. Methods of producing the disclosed occidiofungin formulations are also...
US20170281644 FORMULATIONS OF TESTOSTERONE AND METHODS OF TREATMENT THEREWITH  
The present disclosure relates to novel pharmaceutical composition for the administration of testosterone or testosterone derivatives. The present disclosure also provides methods of treatment of...
US20170281600 INTRAVENOUS FORMULATION AND LC/MS/MS ANALYSIS METHOD FOR GMC1  
Certain embodiments are directed to a GMC1 co-solvent formulation. The GMC1 co-solvent formulation described herein can be used for the treatment of prostate cancer, benign prostatic hypertrophy,...
US20170281578 METHODS FOR TREATING METABOLIC DISTURBANCES  
In some aspects, the present invention provides a composition comprising a powder or mixture comprising from about 10 meq to 50 meq of potassium, 5 meq to 25 meq of magnesium, and from about 18...
US20170281545 Immunomodulation Using Spores and Pollen Grains  
The present invention includes compositions, methods of making and using the compositions for modulating the immune response in a subject by providing a vaccine composition having a pollen or...
US20170281435 ALTERING TEMPERATURE IN A MAMMALIAN BODY  
The present application relates to systems and methods for altering temperature in a mammalian body. Optionally, the systems and methods can be used to lower or raise core body temperature of a...
US20170280883 A CONTROLLED CLIMATE BED FOR THERMOREGULATORY MODULATION OF A SLEEPER  
A climate-controlled bed capable of adapting to the needs of a sleeper via a closed loop feedback control system is provided. The bed includes a thermoelectric energy source, a sensor configured...
9780001 Devices having inhomogeneous silicide schottky barrier contacts  
A method of fabricating Schottky barrier contacts for an integrated circuit (IC). A substrate including a silicon including surface is provided. A plurality of transistors are formed on the...
9779189 System and method for simulation and design of discrete droplet microfluidic systems  
A computerized method for designing a discrete droplet microfluidic system: (a) provides an initial set of droplet based networks; (b) codes each droplet based network into a data structure such...
9778299 Methods and devices for measuring compositions of fluids  
A sensor for detecting the breakthrough of hardness in a water softener measures a change in the conductivity of elongated cation-exchange material in contact with the treated water.
9777380 Multi-layered 3D printed laser direct structuring for electrical interconnect and antennas  
A multi-layered 3D printed laser direct structuring method and apparatus for electrical interconnect and antennas. 3D printed components can be configured with structurally integrated metal...
9776137 Recovery of regenerant electrolyte  
Methods, systems and compositions for recovery of regenerant ions from spent regenerant solution by utilization of electrodialysis are provided. For example, in certain aspects methods for...
US20170279351 STABILIZED NON-INDUCTIVE VOLTAGE BOOST CONVERTER OPERATING AT MOS SUB-THRESHOLD VOLTAGE FROM ANALAGOUS MICROPOWER PYROELECTRIC DEVICE  
Disclosed herein is a non-Inductive voltage boost-converter (NVBC) for micro-power energy harvesting systems for energy storage and delivery applications. Current devices deliver a wide-range of...
US20170277656 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING POWER AND CYCLE REQUIREMENT FOR FFT OF ECG SIGNALS  
Embodiments of the invention described herein provides devices and methods that exploit the repetitive nature of the Electrocardiogram (ECG) to reduce the number of total arithmetic operations...
US20170276686 SINGLE MOLECULE PEPTIDE SEQUENCING  
The present invention relates to the field of identifying proteins and peptides, and more specifically large-scale sequencing of single peptides in a mixture of diverse peptides at the single...
US20170276599 COST EFFECTIVE BATTERY-POWERED SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC SYSTEM  
Certain embodiments are directed to a low-cost battery-powered spectrophotometric system (BASS) coupled with a microfluidic chip for POC analysis, as well as methods of using the same.
US20170275665 DIRECT CRISPR SPACER ACQUISITION FROM RNA BY A REVERSE-TRANSCRIPTASE-CAS1 FUSION PROTEIN  
The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for the integration of a target RNA or DNA into a DNA substrate. Also provided are methods of forming RNA-DNA bonds and enzymes for...
US20170275280 NOVEL CAPSAZEPINE ANALOGS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER AND OTHER PROLIFERATIVE DISEASES  
The present disclosure relates generally to derivatives of capsazepine and methods of use thereof In some aspects, the present disclosure relates to using capsazepine derivatives to treat cancer...
US20170274115 Methods of Making and Using Bioadhesive Compositions  
In one aspect, methods of making a composition are described herein. In some embodiments, a method of making a composition comprises providing a polycarboxylic acid; providing an alcohol;...